~Soulful Travels~ Visit Village Ridge Boutique Hotel

Set within large, green tranquil gardens on a beautiful property in central Pretoria is this luxury 5-star boutique hotel. Within close proximity to almost all the important attractions, landmarks and interesting places in Pretoria, this is one of the best spots to stay while in town. For foreigners exploring the city or even just local South Africans dropping their kids off at University, this is a fantastic option. A feeling of peace and relaxation envelops you the moment you enter the property and you will definitely forget that you are right in the middle of a bustling city. Great Location Read More

~Soulful Travels~ Relaxing Makalali River Lodge

A relaxing experience is exactly what you will get at this luxury lodge within the Makalali Private Game Reserve. Select this 5-star Makalali option if you are looking for a traditional South African bush experience that is also comfortable. A sense of peace washes over you the moment you arrive and with attentive staff and the wild surroundings you are in for a truly enjoyable stay. Perfect Location Found within the stunning and wildlife rich Makalali Private Game Reserve which is just west of the Kruger National Park. Close to the safari hub Hoedspruit and just about 5 hours away Read More

~Soulful Travels~ Magical Makalali Main Lodge

There is no other word that best describes the experience you get at Makalali Main Lodge. From arrival to departure our time there was magical and I know that this is one of the best safari experiences in South Africa. Located within Makalali Private Game Reserve, the lodge allows for a more luxurious and modern stay rather than the traditional bush experience. This 4-star stay is a great option for both foreign travelers and locals looking for a memorable time in the African wilderness. Great Location Makalali Private Game Reserve is situated close to Hoedspruit and west of the Kruger Read More

~Soulful Travels~ Feel at Home in Foreigners Friend Guesthouse

Foreigners Friend Guesthouse is found in Pretoria, in the Gauteng province of South Africa. This busy city has a lot to offer and is a great place to spend a few nights after landing in South Africa. Since it is quite close to the airport, most use Pretoria as a base to visit and see the surrounding area. If you are looking for the simple comforts of home while staying somewhere new, then Foreigners Friend is the place for you. Set in the beautiful, upmarket suburb of Lynnwood, this charming guesthouse will feel like a home away from home. Located Read More

~Soulful Travels~ Let Travel Relax Your Mind

*This is a contributed post and may contain affiliate links There are many things in life that can relax your mind. Traveling is definitely one of them. The more you travel, the more your mind is opened up to new possibilities. The more new possibilities you have, the less your mind is clogged with the old worries you once knew. Hence how it makes it so relaxing. But unfortunately for most of us, we don’t have the opportunity to travel as much as we’d like to. So when we do, it is important to make the most of it. Nothing Read More

~Soulful Travels~ Check into The Cullinan Premier Hotel

Cullinan Premier Hotel in Gauteng, South Africa is so much more than just a place to stay over for a night or two, it is an experience. The hotel has such a strong historical significance that is beautifully entwined with the story of how the town of Cullinan came to be. The History The exact date of when the hotel was built is a bit of mystery, but it is believed to have opened in 1905. Locals say this is an estimate as the the first written reference to the hotel occurred in 1907, during the formation of the Premier Read More

~Soulful Travels~ Review of Hotel2Stay in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a city of strangeness, full of eccentricities and weird experiences that you will most definitely not have anywhere else in the world. However, when a weary traveler returns from walks through this craziness they will be wishing for conventional comforts. That is exactly what you can expect from the superb new Hotel2Stay. Having opened their doors just over a year ago, this hotel is quickly becoming one of the best places to stay while in Amsterdam! Location First of all I just want to mention that we struggled to get to this hotel, even with the aid of Read More

~Soulful Travels~ Pantone Hotel: a Colorful Relief in Busy Brussels

Although our time in Brussels was quite short, it was seriously overwhelming! As our student map stated, it is the place for people who love chaotic, crazy and bustling cities full of activity and confusion… this was not an understatement! Having both lived in the metropolis of Johannesburg for almost a decade, we didn’t think it would be a problem. We were wrong… as we drove into Brussels and through the many tunnels under the city looking for our hotel, we came to the realization that we may need more than two days to explore this HUGE place. Even with Read More

~Soulful Travels~ How to be a Conscious and Mindful Traveler

The world has become smaller and traveling has become a way of life for many people. But what are we getting from these experiences and what are we doing to save this earth and beautiful places we love to see? You cannot be a traveler without a profound love for the world around you. Part of why I love to travel is because it makes me truly care –  care about this planet and its plants, creatures and people. We all feel that wanderlust need to travel, but how do we travel in a way that is right and best Read More

~Soulful Travels~ Cozy Cliffhanger Cottages – Knysna

For my first trip to Knysna – a small town on the West Coast of South Africa, I chose the absolute best accommodation in the area… Cliffhanger Cottages! For my international readers, Knysna is located within the beautiful Garden Route, just one of the many astonishing landscapes you will find in South Africa. Although this amazing place is just outside of Knysna, the setting could not be more perfect. Surrounded by the lush greenery of the Tsitsikamma forest, these cottages are literally perched on the edge of a cliff, with views over the tree tops and surrounding hills. The views Read More